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Libertarians urge Supreme Court to toss out Illinois gun bans

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Senators urged to question Sotomayor on her Second Amendment views

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to hear an appeal challenging handgun bans in Chicago and the Illinois village of Oak Park, and to rule such gun bans violate the Second Amendment.  A U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday that it could not hear challenges to the anti-gun ordinances filed by both the National Rifle Association and attorney Alan Gura after the Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that a handgun ban in the District of Columbia was unconstitutional.
 

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Statement on General Motors bankruptcy filing

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Taxpayers, competing companies at risk

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian  National Committee Chairman William Redpath issued the following statement today:

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Libertarians blast Sotomayor pick

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Obama Court nominee ruled government should discriminate based on race

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, citing past rulings that public employers should discriminate in hiring based on race.

“While Judge Sotomayor deserves a fair and impartial hearing, Supreme Court justices should be nominated for their thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. 

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Honoring Memorial Day

As Americans reflect this week on those who have died in defense of this nation, Libertarians everywhere join our friends, families and neighbors in honoring the men and women who gave their lives so others could be free.

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Libertarians: “Cap and tax” destroys jobs, punishes working families

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House Energy and Commerce Committee warned to defeat Waxman-Markey

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party warned the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday to not approve H.R. 2454, a “cap and tax” bill levying billions of dollars in new job-killing taxes on American businesses.

“Cap and tax legislation is the offspring of bad science and bad economics,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman.  “Imposing massive new taxes on carbon production destroys jobs and drastically increases consumer prices with no proven effect on global temperatures.”

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Libertarian Party of California Says the Failure of Propositions 1A Through 1E Signals Need for Real Budget Reform

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To erase the deficit, the California Legislature must address its addiction to spending

PANORAMA CITY, CA — The Libertarian Party of California (LPC) applauds the defeat of ballot propositions 1A through 1E, and notes that to eliminate the perennial budget deficit, the state legislature must confront its addiction to spending.

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Poll: Independents reject Obama, agree with Libertarian Party

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Polling shows independents aren't buying Obama’s promises of prosperity through Big Government

WASHINGTON -- Despite a deep financial crisis and the election of a left-wing president, political independents still see “big government” as a greater threat than “big business” by an unchanged two-to-one margin, America’s third-largest party notes today.

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Libertarians praise Maine, D.C. marriage bills, but urge better policy

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Government should repeal marriage regulations, not amend them

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party praised Maine Governor John Baldacci (D) for signing a bill legalizing gay marriage and the Washington, D.C. City Council Wednesday for voting to recognize gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions, opening the door to marriage equality in the District, but urged Baldacci and council members to take the proper approach to marriage equality and repeal government definitions and regulation of marriage entirely.

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Libertarians urge Obama to control border to stem “swine flu”

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White House announces opposition to border enforcement in flu outbreak

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the White House Wednesday to more closely monitor crossings at the United States’ border with Mexico, and keep out persons infected with “swine flu.”

“The Libertarian Party Platform is clear, Libertarians support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a threat to security, health or property,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director.

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AP poll shows independents not sold on Obama

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“Elvis is still alive” polls higher than independents’ faith in Obama's direction

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party points to polling released April 22 by the Associated Press showing only 17 percent of self-described political independents think America is  “heading in the right direction” under Barack Obama as a sign the president’s agenda of higher taxes, higher spending, higher debt and nationalizing industry isn’t winning over sensible voters.

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